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Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Vetiveria zizanoides CIMAP-KHUS 15 essential oil
Plant Name
: Vetiver, Khus
Plant Variety Name
: CIMAP-Khus 15
Plant Tissue Name
: Root


The vetiveria is important for fragrance and beverage industries. It originates in India, Chrysopogon zizanioides is widely cultivated in the tropical regions of the world.

Other Details

Essential oil is perfumery or fixative and odour stabilizer, in high grade perfumes and cosmetics.

Biological Activity Details

Serial No.Biological Activity Name


1. AK Singh, HP Singh, HS Chauhan, VKS Tomar, RK Lal, A Kalra and DP Singh. 2012.

2. Champagnat, Pascal, et al. "Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils from Vetiveria nigritana and Vetiveria zizanioides Roots." Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants 10.6 (2007): 519-524.

3. Clery, Robin A., Christopher J. Hammond, and Anthony C. Wright. "Nitrogen compounds from Haitian vetiver oil." Journal of Essential Oil Research 17.6 (2005): 591-592.

4. Chou, Su-Tze, et al. "Study of the chemical composition, antioxidant activity and anti-inflammatory activity of essential oil from Vetiveria zizanioides." Food Chemistry 134.1 (2012): 262-268.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Khusimol 35.0

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
12-Ethyl-5-Methylpyrazine 5.4
24-Methylpyridine 1.3
31-Pyridinyl-2-Propan-1-One 0.35
42,3-Dimethylpyridine 0.3
52-Acetylpyridine 0.3
62-Isopropyl-3-Methoxypyrazine 0.6
7Dimethylquinoline 0.6
8MethylIndoline 0.6
9Quinoline 0.6

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